Saint-Aignan tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Aignan: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Aignan is situated in the Sarthe department and Pays de la Loire region, in the north-west of France at 24 kilometres from Le Mans, the department capital (general information: Saint-Aignan is 164 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaumont-sur-Sarthe at 16 km and La Ferte-Bernard at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Aignan, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Aignan in Pays de la Loire.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Sarthe

Map of places to visit near Saint-Aignan

Markets in and near Saint-Aignan

  • Bonnetable: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Mamers: market Monday (15km)
  • Beaumont-sur-Sarthe: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Connerre: market Wednesday (20km)
  • La Ferte-Bernard: market Saturday & Monday (24km)
  • Fresnay-sur-Sarthe: market Saturday (25km)
  • Le Theil: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Le Mans: market every day except Monday (28km)
  • Conlie: market Thursday (28km)
  • Alencon: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday (31km)

More information about Saint-Aignan, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Aignan, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Aignan.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Carrouges Chateau (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perche (39km)
  • Normandie-Maine (52km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de l'Epau (Yvre-l'Eveque) (23km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Julien (Le Mans) (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Vilaines (37km)
  • Jardins du Mirail (39km)
  • Jardin de la petite Rochelle (40km)
  • Jardin d’atmosphère du Petit Bordeaux (44km)
  • Jardins de la Massonnière (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Perseigne (22km)
  • Mont du Haut-Fourché (34km)
  • Forêt d'Écouves (42km)
  • Signal d'Écouves (44km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Tourouvre (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Coulaines (24km)
  • Cogners (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Spaycific'Zoo (36km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Aignan

Canton: Marolles-les-Braults

Arrondissement: Mamers

Department: Sarthe

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 72110

Distance to Saint-Aignan

from Le Mans (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 164 km

from Calais: 323 km

from Nice: 733 km

from Bordeaux: 382 km

from Strasbourg: 548 km

Getting here

Saint-Aignan is in the north-west of France. Most visitors get here by car having taken a ferry, probably to Saint-Malo or Caen, and then a drive of around 2 - 3 hours. For driving distances to Saint-Aignan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avesnes-en-Saosnois, Briosne-les-Sables, Courcemont, Courcival, Disse-sous-Ballon, Jauze, Marolles-les-Braults, Nauvay, Peray and Terrehault.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Aignan